Odette Valero, canada Member Since January 2012 Artist Statement Odette Valero, a Mexican artist who moved to Canada in 2010. She has traveled extensively around the world. Odette has lived in Australia, China, France, UK and Canada. However, she has never forgotten her home town Mexico City.
Odette started painting since she was quite young. However it was on 2006 that she started painting more frequently. She started her artistic path coping the work from iconic artists (Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali). However as her love for painting started growing, she began executing her own work, being portrait and landscape her favourite subjects. During the first stage of OV´s work she used pencil and soft pastels as part of her technique. Now, she incorporates oil painting as part of her daily work.
For OV "art" represents so many things in her life: PASSION, LOVE, EXPRESSION, IDENTITY, INSPIRATION,.. in other words : "AN ICONIC ELEMENT of her soul"
"What is important to me is not the truth outside myself, but the truth within myself.” (Konstantin Stanislavsky)